Aquinas College offers several merit-based and need-based grants and scholarships. The grants and scholarships are awarded according to guidelines established by a Scholarship Committee appointed by the President of the College.  Recipients will  be notified of scholarship awards by mail.

  • If contacted to apply for the President’s or Vice- President’s Scholarship, please submit two letters of recommendation along with the online application for scholarships.

The two letters of recommendation should speak to the student’s academic achievement, service to the community or church, and potential for leadership. Examples of adults who may write the letters include: the student’s guidance counselor, a teacher, the school’s Honor Society or community service club sponsor, the student’s parish priest, etc. (Relatives of the student may not write a letter).

 Institutional Academic Scholarships

Institutional scholarships are based on full-time enrollment according to program requirements per semester and are awarded according to academic performance.

Academic Scholarships

Scholarship Requirement Award
President’s Scholarship* First time freshman, 30 ACT, or 1340 Old SAT, or 1400 New SAT, or 100 CLT, and minimum 3.5 GPA 100% tuition
Vice President’s Scholarship* First time freshman, 26 ACT, or 1180 Old SAT, or 1250 New SAT, or 87 CLT, and minimum 3.2 GPA 50% tuition
Provost’s Award, Dean’s Award, Distinguished Scholar Award, Aquinas Scholar Award First time freshman, college preparatory courses, test scores and GPA considered for awards $1,000–$4,000/yr

* limited number of scholarships available


Aquinas College Institutional Scholarships are awarded based on the following:

  1. You must be a regular degree-seeking student;
  2. You must maintain the Grade Point Average (GPA) as stated in your scholarship agreement;
  3. You must register for and complete the minimum amount of semester hours stated in your scholarship agreement;
  4. Grants and scholarships are divided between fall and spring semesters;
  5. Institutional Awards are not given for summer;
  6. Some grants and scholarships may have additional requirements;
  7. The deadline for applying for the President’s and Vice President’s Scholarships is February 1st
  8. Eligibility is determined each March for the following academic year.

Additionally, we have many scholarships that are provided by friends of and donors to Aquinas College. Each scholarship has criteria that is specified by the donor. The Aquinas College Scholarship Committee will determine eligibility based on these requirements and will award scholarships accordingly.

Scholarships on the Web

Students are encouraged to research the availability of funds from private foundations and organizations. Source information may be obtained through the Aquinas library, other local libraries, and the Internet. The following represent a few scholarships available.